If Donald Trump wants a wall on the border, maybe he can ask Sheldon Adelson to chip in to pay for it. Adelson knows all about walls. His people in Israel built one to keep the Palestinians in their ghettos.
If the corporate news can be believed, Trump will take relief money earmarked for Puerto Rico and Texas to build his wall.
It’s all ego at this point. Trump has been humiliated by his inability to get a wall. It’s personal for him. Trump’s not concerned about a few billion dollars spent on a bad idea that will do little to stop illegal immigration.
TRUMP, on declaring a national emergency: “If we don’t make a deal with Congress, most likely I will do that. I would actually say I would. I can’t imagine any reason why not. Because I’m allowed to do it. The law is 100 % on my side.” pic.twitter.com/TP46PnyPxp
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 11, 2019
Walls don’t stop people. Ask the families of East Germans shot dead trying to scale the Berlin Wall.
If the US didn’t muck around in Central and South America, supporting tyrants and training deaths squads to make investment safe for international banks and transnational corporations, there wouldn’t be mass migration of refugees fleeing US foreign policy.
If the state hadn’t declared a war on drugs—these guys love wars of all stripe—there wouldn’t be murderous cartels, first in Colombia, and now in Mexico. Drug money floats economies, including ours. Wakovia and other banks have made a fortune laundering drug money. Obama supported the Sinaloa cartel and played it off against its rivals, going so far as sending arms
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